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    October 6, 2012
    11:45 - 12:00am EDT  

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morning and with some heavier rainfall as well. and 7 anytime -- 7:00 hour, still plenty of rainfall and we don't get out of this until the later hours and on monday, ends up with a drier day behind it all and to some areas of the west, a froze warning in effect and that is below freezing and this is for sunday night and into minute morning -- monday morning. around 51 and some showers will develop and spreading into the course of the day. be prepared for that. tonight, 49 degrees your overnight low pretty chilly. 51 for the daytime high, tomorrow, and you will have to keep the umbrella handy. this is a look at the fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. the drier weather for your holiday on columbus day and can't rule out, maybe an early moring -- morning sprinkle.
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not a lot of sunshine, however, until the ridge of high pressure builds in and we get back with clearer conditions and have peaked into the 70s again. hump day. >> okay. thank you very much. it was the police versus the firefighters in prince georges county today. the members gathered in largo this afternoon for a grailoff in the guns and hoses barbecue challenge. celebrity judges were there to pick the winner. the proceeds from the event will go toward heros ink and the police explorer program. and it's more than 150 years old. the smithsonian is doing something it's never done before. >> and they want to change the way you see authority them. >> reporter: giants question marks are appearing on buildings. a washington institution called the smithsonian. >> it's about questions and answers, people bring their questions to life. >> reporter: the smithsonian is
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doing something the first time. a million dollar national tazing campaign. and that is designed to reinterviews the world to the smithsonian. when they did research, they found that people all over the country had some find memories and that put them back to a family vacation in washington. it wants to be more than a memory. they want people ton there is a whole world here. >> and we love being's part of the trip and people hadding understanding of the other things we do and that we can do more to help people understand how to be relevant to their daily lives. >> and there are first ladies and a friendly frog but there is something you may not know. >> we're on the cutting edge of discovering the black holes or basis for dark matter. >> reporter: whether you're a
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kindergartener or a ph.d candidate, they hope you will find something useful at a seriously amazing.com. yo the millennial generation. the 20 something, 30 something living there live on line and that is integrated with the way they live every day. >> and they hope you agree that it's in washington. coming up, not your average funeral. a pennsylvania funeral home is muting a modern -- putting a modern spin on the final farewellby adding sponge to it. a busy week from ir-- latest next. i'm barack obama, and d i approe this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment...
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even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?  looks like it's going to start a so little late...ng um, but i uh... (interupting) oh okay - okay yup that's fine. excuse me - sorry. yes! vo: from the new, to the hard to find: when it's on your mind, it's on ebay™.
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. for most people, the death of a loved one is a somber time. they looking to put the fun in funeral. >> the owner wants to make saying goodbye easier and in a
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unique way. fox's john hander -- anderson has the story. >> reporter: the williams lombardo funeral home has been an important part of this quiet cliffton heights neighborhood for 85 years. it's helped thousands of families during the toughest of times. >> and we're gathered here to remember john. >> reporter: when it's time to say goodbye, it welcomes you in for everything you could want in a funeral. >> and grateful that you come to us in these times. >> reporter: and then there is the extras. >> a funeral is a celebration of life. you need to celebrate the person's life and remember the great times. >> and they do celebrate like during the mock funeral they showed us. >> and this is a happy occasion. i see frowns and crying. >> reporter: carl would not have wanted it this way.
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he wanted us to party. >> the comedienne is booked as the opening act. some of the biggest comedy clubs. >> two, 3. >> hang 10, carl. >> and he's doing the comedy routine in a place traditionally not known for changing the rout own. a funeral home. >> mourn the 25 bartenders who lost the job now that he is -- [ indiscernible ] >> every funeral is different. every death is different. i mean this is america. there are a lot of different flavors. -- flavors. can you buy anything. >> and with the headstone. he said every day of his life, his head was stoned. >> reporter: besiders the jokes and laughs, this mock funeral included's boat, palm trees, sand, seashells and in honor of the diseased going to the beach. can you still have a guest book but you can include flip flops to welcome the guest. reverend craig beam presided over this and believes besides
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being the best medicine, laughter can be the best in dealing with death. >> death is a painful thing and so we don't want to forget that and that is not all that a person's life was. and even from the perspective of the funeral service, our motor is brought to laughter. >> reporter: the recent poll by the funeral director's association showed 13% want a traditional funeral and he's had other customers dieing to get laps. >> i had a gentleman that was a jokester and wanted to be addressed in a clown outfit. he had the red nose and red wig and a horn in his casket. when you went up to the casket, you tooted the horn. >> reporter: whether it's clowns. >> starting off with a moment of silence and 59 moments of
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happy hour. >> or comediennes, the next funeral you attend may replace the fears with cheers. >> and in a few days, he's going to be cremated. we're going to have his children, bury him in the sand like they did when they were a little kid. [ laughter ] >> if can you dream it up or think it up, whatever it s you think that you would want or your loved one would want, you're willing to do it. >> is there anything you won't do? >> i guess -- . >> as long as i can't get arrested for it. >> okay. >> i don't know if i could wrap my head around that. >> i know. i am not sure how i feel about that and that is a personal choice. >> to each his own. whatever you decide. >> yeah, indeed. the news is far from over. >> the news edge at 11 starts right now.
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mitt romney campaigning in florida today. this as president obama announced the fund raising spike for next month. mike emmanuel has the story. >> reporter: just 31 days before election day, mitt romney stumping in on the on stop negligent crucial state of florida. speaking at a rally outside of orlando, the republican nominee continued focusing on the economy. >> when it came to jobs and the e commune, he doesn't have anything to add to what he's doing the last four years. >> reporter: in the white house weekly address, president obama touted the count -- the country's unemployment rate in september. >> and on friday, we learned the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since i took office. more americans are entering the workforce, more americans are getting jobs. >> reporter: president obama in cleveland trapped governor romney's tax plan. >> mr. romney wants another $5 trillion in tax cuts that he can't pay for.
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we're not going let that happen. >> no. >> reporter: the president has no public events today and is off celebrating 20 years of marriage with the first lady. the campaign announced a huge fund raising hall for september totaling $181 million. republicans have yet to report their september totals. >> we're in it to win it. >> yeah! >> reporter: ann romney dropped in on campaign volunteers in orlando this afternoon. >> and we got to win. we have to win. >> we are going win florida. i will predict that. >> thank you. >> a recent gallop poll shows a stagger -- staggering amount of younger voters might be sitting the election out. fifty% of the registered voters in the age group will vote next month. that number falls far below the tional average of 78%. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. the news edge on maryland now where hundreds of students marched from langley park to the university of maryland in
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support of maryland's dream act. they trying to ramp up support for question 4 on the november ballot allowing them to qualify for in-state tuition. >> you get from a maryland high school. okay, your parents have to pay taxes. >> some section that jot dream act will create a amnesty program to protect gang members from deportation. it happened around 9 last night in new york avenue northwest. the three men and one woman were injured and taken to the hospital and one was lited in -- listed in critical . the victims were standing on the sidewalk when the shots rang
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out. two d.c. men have pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a metro bus rider last year. the u.s. attorney's office said delron 567son of southeast and vincent gray pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. the authorities say 22-year-old demoteeous thompson was killed last october. the two men fought with the victim and boarded the bus around midnight. the prosecutors say atchinson shot thompson twice. the shooting was caught on security video. the two will be sentenced in december. in tent's health alert, officials identified a third patient infected with fungal meningitis after receiving a steroids injection. it's killed seven people and sickened more than 60 people across nine states. health officials say the contaminated shots might have been delivered to as many as 23 states and they fear thousands more could have been exposed. big changes in the forecast. gwinn has detail -- gwen has